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Bomber Mafia: Success, But At What Cost?

Three Boeing B-29 Superfortresses flying over Japan

People often don’t stop and consider the decision-making process that went into the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. Malcolm Gladwell’s…

The Ghost Army Bamboozled the Germans Big Time During World War II

Inflatable M4 Sherman in the woods + Ghost Army patch

Many may not be aware of the Ghost Army and its work to aid the Allies’ efforts against Germany during the Second World War. Through…

Ralph Puckett Received the Medal of Honor Seven Decades After His Heroics in Korea

Joe Biden placing the Medal of Honor around Ralph Puckett's neck

The Medal of Honor is bestowed upon service members who display immense bravery and gallantry while serving in the military. Some are presented it shortly…

Color Photos of the War Effort During the 1940s Bring History to Life

Three women watching men with the Eighth Air Force perform maintenance on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Photography during the Second World War is often thought of as only in black and white, which is an easy association to make, as the…

The Battle of the Bulge Was the Germans’ Last Major Offensive Against the Allies in Western Europe

Tank and soldiers moving through the snow during the Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge – also known as the Ardennes Offensive – was Germany’s last-ditch attempt at mounting a full-scale attack on the Western…

Attack of the Dead Men: The World War I Battle That Was Like a Scene Out of a Horror Movie

Russian soldiers aiming their fixed bayonets + Aerial view of German soldiers launching a gas attack on the Eastern Front

Combat during the First World War was unlike anything armies had ever seen before, due to the advent of tanks and new, more effective weapons.…

‘Band of Brothers’ Actors Who Later Became Big-Time Stars

Still from 'Band of Brothers'

Band of Brothers was a television landmark that featured a star-studded cast of actors. Made in the days before movie quality, writer-led drama really took…

Remy Van Lierde: The WWII Air Ace Whose Helicopter Was Attacked By the World’s Largest Snake

Desert landscape + Cobra with its mouth open + Bristol Sycamore Type 171

Col. Remy Van Lierde would be worth studying for his incredible military exploits alone – the fact he claimed later in life to have encountered…

Amazing Innovation or Billion Dollar Blunder? The Norden Bombsight

Thomas Ferebee crouching beside a Norden bombsight outside of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress 'Enola Gay'

The United States went “all in” on the Norden bombsight before the Second World War, subsequently doubling down on it and its variations during the…

Project MKUltra: The CIA’s Unethical Cold War-Era Human Experimentation Program

Aerial view of the original CIA Headquarters + Portrait of Allen Dulles

The CIA has been subject to much scrutiny since its establishment in 1947 and this only increased following the conclusion of the Cold War, when…

Maynard Harrison Smith Was Given Two Options: Go to Jail or Join the Army – He Wound Up Receiving the Medal of Honor

Henry L. Stimson placing the Medal of Honor around Maynard Harrison Smith's neck

Often, war brings out traits in people they never quite knew they possessed. The most outwardly confident and confrontational individuals can turn out to be…

Pearl Harbor: The Worst Military Decision In History?

Aerial view of Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack

The morning of December 7, 1941, is a date remembered across the world, particularly by American citizens. That morning, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) caught…